KOLKATA: In a sudden development, the ministry of steel has appointed RINL's director (operations) Umesh Chandra as managing director of Bird group of companies in Odisha with effect from July 15. He will replace Mr Satish Chandra who has put in his papers. Mr Chandra's resignation was accepted by the ministry of steel. The development will see Mr Umesh Chandra, take over the additional charge as Managing Director of Bird group companies like Eastern Investments Limited (EIL), The Bisra Stone Lime Company Limited (BSLC) and The Orissa Minerals Development Company Limited (OMDC)as an interim arrangement.
BSLC is on the path of revival and all efforts are being put for stepping up its performance. Clearances for operations of OMDC is expected any time from the Government and focused efforts are being taken in this direction for expediting the clearance for resumption of operations.
Steel industry experts said Umesh Chandra who has spearheaded the mining operations atRINL has the requisite experience to lead EIL, BSLC and OMDC during this critical and important phase.